Thanks to Microsoft, you might be able to have a virtual changing room right in front of you when you’re shopping.
The company recently released a trio of videos showing off how Kinect for Windows could be used by store owners to boost consumer interaction with their products, including showing off ski lodges at a ski shop and letting people see how clothes look on them before they even step into the changing room.
It’s clear that Microsoft really wants retailers to start tapping into the Kinect’s potential as a sales tool and a means for creating interactive retail displays.
What’s not as clear is how well Kinect for Windows is already doing with a retail audience. While it’s a wonderful tool, building an app that fits a company’s needs isn’t a low-cost proposition. The good news for Kinect-interested retailers is that there’s a good chance more and more of their customers will be familiar with how the Kinect works, since Microsoft will be bundling the Xbox One with a Kinect sensor.
Here are the other two videos from Microsoft’s campaign: